Linda Hammerschmid

Food for random thoughts

Ask the Hammer I don’t know about you, but I find the juxtaposition of 2 assault cases last October to be troublesome to “the collective” that we call justice. If the pen is mightier than the sword, w...
Linda Hammerschmid

Polygamy only works…

Ask the Hammer  …if you are filing your income tax returns and have both a new spouse and a former spouse (or 2) to whom you pay support. Otherwise, not so much as a recent Court Judgment has determined. ...
Linda Hammerschmid

To whom go the spoils?

Ask the Hammer Sometime ago I wrote an article about Wills (November 2014).  Due to recent stories in the news, or from callers-in to Dr. Laurie Betito’s “Passion” radio show, further examination of the is...
Linda Hammerschmid

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines

Ask the Hammer In 2005 the Feds tasked 2 professors to prepare guidelines to determine levels of spousal support that could be payable under certain scenarios. Practical Case/Formula (From the Spousal...
Linda Hammerschmid

Systemic Legal Racism

Ask the Hammer Recently the issue of racism in legal circles was taken up by the Legal Profession’s regulatory body in Ontario.  Moreover, the Law Society of Upper Canada is set to examine measures that wo...